14 Year Old Egyptian Makes History, Wins 2022 ITTF Africa Cup Women’s Singles Title in Lagos

14 Year Old Egyptian Makes History, Wins 2022 ITTF Africa Cup Women’s Singles Title in Lagos

  • Hana Goda is the 2022 women’s singles champion of the 2022 International Table Tennis Federation Africa Cup
  • The 14-year-old Egyptian defeated favourite, Fatimoh Bello of Nigeria in straight sets to clinch the women’s single trophy
  • The 2022 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Cup was held at the indoor sports hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria

Egyptian table tennis sensation, Hana Goda has defeated Nigeria’s Fatimoh Bello to emerge champion of the 2022 International Table Tennis Federation Africa Cup champion.

Hana Goda had previously defeated the defending champion, Dina Meshref in the semi-final 4-3 to progress to the final held at the indoor sports hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Hana Goda, Egypt, Omar Asser, Aruna Quadri, Nigeria, ITTF Africa Cup, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos
14-year-old Egyptian Hana Goda emerges as the 2022 Africa Cup champion. Photo by ITTF Africa
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In front of a large crowd, Bello, who had home support, was unable to overcome Goda, who was focused, determined, and resilient.

Goda would go ahead to defeat Fatimo Bello in straight sets, winning 11-6,11-5,11-4,11-5 to become the youngest winner of the women’s singles title at 14 years and 7 months old.

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Goda's victory comes as a consolation for the 14-year-old Egyptian following her loss to Alhodaby at the African Championships in Yaounde 2021.

Aruna Quadri loses Omar Asser again

Meanwhile, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria lost 3-4 against Egyptian table tennis superstar Omar Asser in the 2022 ITTF-Africa Cup men's singles final in Lagos.

According to Sports247, Aruna, who was on the verge of triumph in the final set, suffered a hamstring injury and collapsed to the ground.

Omar Asser would then wrap the game up 12-14,11-8,11-4,11-13,6-11,11-5,7-11 to seal yet another continental title.

Nigerian star tipped for medal eliminated from Tokyo Olympics

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Aruna Quadri has crashed out of the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo after the Nigerian table tennis sensation lost 4-2 to his Brazilian player Gustavo Tsuboi.

Tsuboi came from one set down to win 15-13, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 5-11 and handed the seeded Nigerian a rare defeat as he bows out from Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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The first game was intense as Quadri managed to win 15-13, but the Brazilian pulled an impressive 9-11 win in the second to draw level 1-1.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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